HPCNEF Participates in Jacksonville’s Special Committee on Critical Quality of Life Issues

January 4, 2023by HPCNEF Staff0

In August 2022, Council President Terrance Freeman tasked Jacksonville City Council to develop a Special Committee “to address Critical Quality of Life Issues” (CQLI) that affect its citizens.

The focal issues explored were:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Access to Healthcare

Council Member Michael Boylan asked Susan Grich, HPCNEF President and CEO, to collaborate with 25 other stakeholders in a work group to address Access to Healthcare.

The Committee has been successful in strategically addressing the systemic issues of lack of access to healthcare, affordable housing, and homelessness here in Duval County… I am hopeful in my expectation that action will be taken through a multi-pronged, multi-faceted approach to achieve measurable positive outcomes, as well as ongoing policy to sustain these efforts.

— Susan Grich, President and CEO, HPCNEF (p. 23)

In December 2022, the 58-page final report of the CQLI Special Committee, including results and recommendations, was presented to City Council.

Read the final report here.

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